Oak Ridge business owner James S. “Steve” Jones has been appointed to the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission by Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, who makes one appointment to the 13-member commission.
“Steve Jones is an avid outdoorsman, hunter and fisherman. An accomplished businessman and military veteran, I know he will make positive contributions to the commission. I am pleased to appoint him and grateful he has agreed to serve,” said McNally in a press statement.
Jones grew up on his family’s farm in Clinton. A United States Air Force veteran, he is a graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and received his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
He has served on the Anderson Farm Bureau Board for 20 years and was the region’s Young Farmer of the Year in 1994. He is also a member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Quail Forever.
Jones is currently the president of Steve Jones & Associates LLC in Oak Ridge. He serves on the UT/Battelle Development Corporation board of directors, the Tennessee Valley Corridor board of directors and chairs the Y12 Community Relations Council.
Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission oversees the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The TWRA was established in 1949 and reorganized in 1974. Nine members are appointed by the state’s governor to six-year terms; four members are appointed by the General Assembly to four-year terms.